Huayna Picchu (Quechua: Wayna Pikchu)
Known as a sacred mountain where historically the high priest and local virgins resided, Huayna Picchu is home to several sacred temples, including the Temple of the Moon and the Great Cavern.
In Quechua, the name for the mountain, “Wayna Pikchu,” loosely translates to “young” (or “young man”) (wayna) and “pyramid” (pikchu), for its tall pyramidal form.
Huayna Picchu stands above Machu Picchu, “lost city of the Incas,” and the Urubamba River in the Cusco Region of the Urubamba Province in the Machupicchu District of Peru.
Mountain Range: Andes
Height: 8,835 feet / 2,693 meters
Fun Fact: Part of Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) was filmed on the stone stairway of Huayna Picchu.